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Intelligent visual control for a flexible inspection cell
Author(s): Bruce G. Batchelor
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Paper Abstract

The flexible inspection cell consists of an (X,Y,(theta) )-table surrounded by a set of computer controlled lamps. Several cameras are placed around the cell and a pick-and-place manipulator is able to put objects onto the table and/or remove them from it. The physical organization of the cell and the architecture of the system controller are both described. The latter consists of a set of up to eight slave image processing modules, whose actions are organized by a Prolog program. The system provides a convenient user interface, with the following features: pull-down menus, pop-up menus, on-line HELP, cursor (for investigation of image features), interactive mode (for algorithm development), pre-recorded speech output, and speech recognition (for working in hands-off mode). The flexible inspection cell provides a general purpose facility for inspecting complex objects, small-batch artifacts, and assemblies of components.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 1992
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1615, Machine Vision Architectures, Integration, and Applications, (1 March 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.58821
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Bruce G. Batchelor, Univ. of Wales College of Cardiff (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1615:
Machine Vision Architectures, Integration, and Applications
Bruce G. Batchelor; Michael J. W. Chen; Frederick M. Waltz, Editor(s)

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